Prudhomme Set For One other Mexican 1,000 Try | SPEED SPORT


4-time NHRA Humorous Automobile champion Don Prudhomme is returning to compete within the Mexican 1,000 off-road race later this month.

VISTA, Calif. – NHRA legend Don Prudhomme is returning to the desert later this month for an additional try and win the Nationwide Off-Street Racing Ass’n Mexican 1,000.

Prudhomme, 80, competed within the 2018 and ’19 editions of the occasion. This yr the four-time NHRA Humorous Automobile champion will compete within the Modified Turbo UTV class aboard a Can-Am UTV with sponsorship from MAVTV.

“I wish to run onerous and have enjoyable,” mentioned Prudhomme, who completed the 2019 Mexican 1,000 in sixteenth place. “The beauty of this race is you don’t know the course till a pair days earlier than you are taking off. NORRA doesn’t need anybody pre-running the course so that may make it thrilling. I really feel extra assured each time I do that and I’ve to thank MAVTV for coming alongside for the journey.”

Throughout his final Mexican 1,000 race, gas pump points on the final day had the group battling to get to the end line. This yr, together with navigator and assist driver Wealthy Minga, Prudhomme is seeking to enhance on that effort. He’ll as soon as once more have P.J. Jones helping with tools and on-course assist.

“I will probably be doing numerous the driving however Wealthy will even soar behind the wheel and I’ll navigate. It’s a lengthy route and we wish to be aggressive. I hated to overlook the race final yr due to every little thing happening however there was no means I used to be going to overlook this race once more. It’s simply an excessive amount of enjoyable,” added Prudhomme.

“Teaming up with a legend like Don Prudhomme for the Mexican 1000 is a good partnership for MAVTV and Lucas Oil,” mentioned Brandon Bernstein, Lucas Oil Director of Partnership Advertising. “The curiosity in off-road racing is rising yearly and there’s a enormous viewers of motorsports viewers on MAVTV. We all know tons of individuals will probably be maintaining a tally of Prudhomme’s progress all through the race.”

The Mexican 1,000 is a five-day, off-road rally run by NORRA as a celebration of off-road racing historical past and classic off-road equipment. Vehicles, buggies, vans, and bikes from all eras of Baja racing are eligible to take part in quite a lot of courses. The race begins Friday, April 23 in Ensenda, Baja, Mexico, and ends Friday, April 30 again in Ensenda. The course has been rerouted this yr to work inside COVID protocols and will probably be a 1,000 mile loop.


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